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Summerset in the River City (Wanganui) - Care Centre

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Summerset in the River City (Wanganui)
40 Burton Avenue
Wanganui East
Wanganui 4500
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40 Burton Avenue
Whanganui East
Whanganui 4500
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Shelley Walls - 06 343 3133
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Summerset in the River City offers round-the-clock hospital level care in our modern, purpose-built Care Centre.

Residents receive the best in clinical care, while enjoying the benefits of living in our vibrant, welcoming community.

Our hospital suites are comfortable and homely and our residents can expect to be looked after in a warm and caring way.

Our friendly, professional Care Centre staff are supervised by registered nurses, available on-site 24 hours a day.

Our care centre has received 4 year certification from the Ministry of Health to provide rest home and hospital level care.

To find out more, please call us on 0800 786 637 or request our free information pack by clicking on the button at the top of the screen.
Service/Facility Details
Service/Facility Details
Contract with DHBYes
ORA Applies No
Updated: 28 Aug 2012
Bed and Vacancy Details
Bed and Vacancy Details
Approximate number of beds at this level of care 16
Vacancy No
SHORT TERM PLEASE CALL FOR ENQUIRY We welcome Intermediate Care, Respite, Chronically Medically Ill and Non Weight Bearing
Impending vacancy No
Premium Room Charges Some Rooms from $21.00/day up to $42.00/day as at 03 Feb 2022
MOH Certification and Audit Report View MOH certification and audit report (opens in a new tab)
Extra admission requirements due to COVID-19 Please enquire
Updated: 23 Jun 2022
Type Hours Per Week Status Details
Registered Nurse Yes 24 hours 7 days a week
Healthcare Assistants/Caregivers Yes Cover all shifts 24 hours 7 days per week
Physiotherapist Negotiable
Occupational Therapist Negotiable Usually provided by WDHB
Diversional Therapist 40 Yes 7 day Activities
Hairdresser Yes 4 days per week
Podiatrist Yes Qualified Podiatrist visits
Dietitian Negotiable Have access to the Dietician at the local DHB.
Kaumatua Negotiable Access to community based groups as required.
Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor Negotiable We have a chaplain who comes regularly from the Wanganui east parish
Updated: 7 Jan 2016
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise
Specialities or Areas of Expertise Status Details
Oxygen Management Yes
Gastronomy/Nasogastric Management Yes
End of Life/Palliative Care Yes In partnership with Hospice
IV Antibiotic Capability No Usually provided by WDHB
Wound Care Yes Accessible through the local DHB.
Diabetic Care Yes Accessible through the local DHB.
Continence Advice Yes Able to access this service for residents when required.
Stomal Therapy No Usually provided by WDHB
Infection Control Yes Able to access Infection Control Nurse at the local DHB.
Surgical Followup Yes
Clinical Management Yes Suzette Mainit is the Nurse Manager at Summerset Village. Supported by our Clinical Quality Manager and Clinical Education Manager.
Updated: 19 Aug 2013
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay
Respite, Carer Support or other Short Stay Status Details
Respite Yes
Carer Support Yes
Subsidised Yes If applicable
Private Paying Yes On Application
Updated: 7 Jan 2016
Feature Status Details
May Bring Own Furniture Yes But not wardrobe
Single Rooms Yes All our rooms are single
Ensuite Yes 6 rooms have an ensuites
Alcohol Permitted Yes In moderation
Pets In Residence Yes Aquarium and Bird
Negotiate To Bring Own Pet Yes Only birds
Phone Access In Own Room Yes At own expense
Wifi Yes Guest Wifi available
Resident can adjust heating in own room No Under floor heating provided
Lounges/seating areas Yes 2 sunny conservatories and a lounge
Palliative Care Contract No Work in partnership with Hospice
Day Programme for day stay clients Yes every day, except public holidays
Outings Yes Regular van outings
Whanau Room No But would make a room available
Residents Committee No Advocacy meeting 3 monthly
Family Committee No Residents family/whanau are encouraged to talk to the Nurse Manager
Newsletter Yes
Policy for management of challenging behaviour Yes
Confused Residents Yes
Rural Setting No hills visible close by with cows etc
Smokers Room Yes There is a designated area for those residents who wish to smoke.
Smoking Permitted Yes In the designated area.
Semi-Secure Yes Some doors alarmed but not completely secure
Updated: 7 Jan 2016
Special Features
Special Features
Our care centre has received 4 year certification from the Ministry of Health to provide rest home and hospital level care.
Updated: 27 Feb 2018
Interests & Activities
Interests & Activities
Activity programme, Advocate, Art, Big print books, Bingo, Board games, Bowls, Breakfast in bed, Canine friends, Cards, Care and Craft, Church, Concerts, Cooking, Craft, Electric beds, Entertainers, Entertainment, Exercises, Flower arranging, Games, Garden, Jigsaw, Library, Massage, Movies, Outings, Quizzes, Reading, RSA, Sing-a-longs, Singing, Movies
Updated: 7 Jan 2016
Additional Information
Additional Information
Topic Details
Details about meals For our Divine Café and in-house catering, Cater Plus offers contemporary food menus prepared on site with wholesome, seasonal, fresh, locally grown produce.
Updated: 9 Mar 2018
Location Distance Details
Public Transport 0.00 Km There is a bus stop outside the main gate of the village.
Shops 0.50 Km Wanganui east shopping centre is a 10 minute walk from the village.
Mall 3.00 Km
Parks 1.00 Km Kowhai park is a 10 minute walk from the village gates.
Library 3.00 Km Summerset has an extensive Library on site that is accessible to all residents.
Updated: 11 Nov 2010
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership
Credentials & Membership RC Status Details
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Yes
Registered Retirement Village? Yes
Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA) Yes
New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) Registered Retirement Village? Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand [Inc] (RVA)
Updated: 11 Nov 2010

The Ministry of Health conducts regular audits of Residential Care Facilities. They can be found HERE.